Friday , December 15 2017

Kuwait

Residents decry rising prices of food commodities in Ramadan – Authorities urged to monitor market, control traders

KUWAIT CITY, May 23: A large number of citizens and expatriates expressed their objection concerning the rising prices of food commodities especially prior and during the holy month of Ramadan. They held traders responsible for this trend, stressing that these traders increase the prices in order to take advantage of …

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Airport security, ‘bedoun’ on agenda

KUWAIT CITY, May 23: Assistant Undersecretary for Citizenship and Passports Affairs Major-General Mazen Al-Jarrah left for London with a security delegation for a meeting on security issues with the British counterpart, reports Al-Rai daily. The delegation is part of the Kuwait- British security friendship that holds regular meetings in London …

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‘Kuwait tops list of Mideast nations in genetic diseases’ – ‘Intra-family marriages prime cause’

KUWAIT CITY, May 23: Head of Human Genetic Unit in the Department of Pathology at the Faculty of Medicine in Kuwait University Dr Rabiah Al-Tamimi said Kuwait tops the list of countries with high rate of genetic diseases in the Middle East, adding that an average of over 65 out …

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MPs wrestle with state budget cuts – Legislators press for 20% reduction

KUWAIT CITY, May 23: The Parliamentary Budget and Final Accounts Committee discussed Monday the estimated budgets of ministries and other government departments for fiscal 2016/2017, in the presence of Finance Minister and acting Oil Minister Anas Saleh. Committee Chairman MP Adnan AbdulSamad said they looked into the ability of Finance …

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Public bracing for new electricity, water tariffs – ‘Kuwait to witness skyrocketing prices of commodities’

KUWAIT CITY, May 22: The countdown to implementation of new electricity and water tariffs has begun following its publishing in the 1289 edition of Kuwait Official Gazette, whereas prices of some commodities have been soaring for almost two weeks before Ramadan. The country is in a panicky state with the …

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Minister decrees halt to hike in private school fees

KUWAIT CITY, May 22, (KUNA): Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education Dr Bader Al-Issa issued Sunday a ministerial decree aimed at halting the hike in private schools’ fees. According to the decree, private schools should abide by the decision or else face the consequences. Schools violating the decree …

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Bureaucracy linked to hike in prices of fish

KUWAIT CITY, May 22: The bureaucratic routine associated with basic procedures for obtaining authorization to import fish into the country has led to hike in prices of fish and low supply in the markets, especially due to delay in arrival of consignments and trucks returning to the source of import, …

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Ramadan June 6 … Terror report denied

KUWAIT CITY, May 22, (KUNA): The lunar month of Ramadan will begin on Monday, June 6, Meteorologist Adel Al-Saadoun told KUNA Sunday. The lunar calendar is the reference Muslims use for marking religious occasions and seasons, and the Holy month of Ramadan is the ninth month, and is a month …

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Authority keen on recruiting qualified expatriates workers

KUWAIT CITY, May 22: Acting Director of Public Authority for Manpower Ahmad Al-Musa disclosed that approximately 1.6 million expatriates from different nationalities are currently working in private sector, reports Al- Qabas daily. He explained the figure constitutes 1,450,000 male and 140,000 female. He denied that Public Authority for Manpower intends …

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Residency cards for expats eyed to replace ‘stickers’

KUWAIT CITY, May 21: Head of the General Department for Residency Affairs Major General Talal Marafi revealed about a new project being prepared for issuing residency cards to expatriates instead of placing stickers in their passports, reports Al-Rai daily. He explained that the residency cards will be issued when their …

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